Chemonics International Inc. Orphans and Vulnerable Children Technical Director Jobs in Uganda

Chemonics International Inc. Orphans and Vulnerable Children Technical Director Jobs in Uganda

Chemonics International Inc., a US-based international development organization, seeks an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Technical Director for the anticipated USAID five-year Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda.

This activity will aim to improve youth learning outcomes (P1-P4 reading in local language and English), while ensuring that children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments.

Specifically, this activity will improve learning outcomes, address primary school retention, provide technical assistance to OVC service providers, and employ high-impact local partnerships to accomplish the activity’s objectives. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with intermittent travel throughout the country.

Responsibilities include:

In close collaboration with relevant program staff, the OVC Technical Director provides overall technical oversight and guidance to OVC service delivery and capacity building of local partners. The OVC Technical Director will:

  • Oversee key interventions for OVCs, including HIV and gender-based violence prevention and response, linkages to clinical services, education support services, and economic strengthening initiatives;
  • Oversee use of education subsidies and economic strengthening interventions that enable families to meet school-related expenses;
  • Support the use of a case management approach to ensuring service delivery to vulnerable children;
  • Ensure Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) services are delivered according to PEPFAR and/or USAID/Uganda guidance;
  • Work with the CLA Director to support collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) to drive quality improvement among local OVC partners;
  • Develop and implement (or support implementation of) plan to build the technical capacity of local OVC partners to
    serve as prime USAID award holders;
  • Oversee strengthening of pre-service institutions to improve newly qualified social workers’ ability to successfully support OVCs and address child protection and child abuse, among other related issues.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences (e.g. social work, management, child development), public health, or related field;
  • Minimum seven years of experience in technical direction of international programming that works to improve child protection, health, and safety;
  • Experience building the capacity of and providing technical assistance to local partner organizations, especially those in the health and social welfare sectors;
  • Extensive knowledge of OVC, HIV/AIDS, social services management, and child welfare in the Ugandan context, including familiarity PEPFAR DREAMS approach and with Journeys curriculum for HIV and violence prevention;
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated excellence in a management position, including direct supervision and evaluation of professional staff/consultants and management and oversight of multiple concurrent project activities and deliverables;
  • Excellent written and oral English abilities required;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

    Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Actual hiring is contingent on Chemonics being awarded the activity and on USAID approval.

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